Suite Addition to Food & Shops Lineup at Philadelphia International Airport

PHILADELPHIA—September 22, 2010—Passengers at Philadelphia International Airport (PHL) will soon have a private place to rest while traveling through the airport. The Philadelphia Marketplace Food & Shops today announced the addition of Minute Suites, a traveler’s retreat that offers rentable individual suites.

Each suite comes equipped with a daybed sofa, pillows and fresh blankets. A 32-inch high-definition TV can be used to view the news, sports or a favorite show. The TV also converts to a computer with access to the internet and the airport’s flight tracking system. A desk, phone and office chair provides guests with a functional workspace. Laptop users can connect to the internet through the airport’s WiFi or direct connection port.

A sound masking system is installed in each suite to help neutralize sound and create a quite, stress-free environment. Minute Suites’ unique Nap26 audio program, designed to make you feel like you got three hours of sleep in just 26 minutes, is available to help deliver a refreshing powernap. Guests can also use the alarm clock in the suite or request a wake-up call.

“Unique and personalized services, like Minute Suites, are what we strive to deliver for our passengers at PHL,” said Clarence LeJeune, President of the Philadelphia Marketplace Food & Shops. “Passengers will be able to experience a private, relaxing retreat within the airport, making their traveling experience even more enjoyable.”

The PHL Minute Suites location in the A/B Link will include 13 suites and two computer workstations. The first hour costs $30, and each additional 15 minutes cost $7.50. An overnight rate, from 11 p.m.—7 a.m., is available for $120. Discounts are available for stays of eight hours or more, and military, flight attendant and pilot specials are available.

Minute Suites first debuted at Atlanta’s Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport in November 2009. PHL’s Minute Suites location is the first expansion outside of Atlanta.

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ABOUT MARKETPLACE PHILADELPHIA MANAGEMENT LLC.
MarketPlace Philadelphia Management is the manager of the food and retail program throughout Philadelphia International Airport. The award-winning food and retail program consists of stores and eateries throughout all seven terminals at Philadelphia International Airport. The airport features more than 160 in-line stores, restaurants and services, plus more than 30 specialty retail units. MarketPlace Philadelphia Management is the local management company for MarketPlace Development, a Boston-based retail development firm that partners with airports and airlines to develop, lease, and manage airport retail programs. MarketPlace is an affiliate of New England Development, a full-service development company based in Newton, Massachusetts. For more information, visit www.philamarketplace.com Follow us on Twitter and become a fan on Facebook.
ABOUT MINUTE SUITES LLC.
Minute Suites, LLC provides a wellness-based solution to the stress and fatigue caused by air travel. Founded in August 2007, the company’s mission is to provide private spaces in public places where people can nap relax or work. The traveler’s retreat debuted in Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport in November 2009 and now headquartered in Atlanta, GA. For more information, please visit www.minutesuites.com

MEDIA CONTACTS:

Emily Watts
For MarketPlace Philadelphia Management
610-768-3700 x308
emilyw@jackhorner.com

Anna DiGregorio
MarketPlace Philadelphia Management
215-937-1200
adigregorio@philamarketplace.com